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Open Camera

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Open Camera is an Open Source Camera app for Android phones and tablets. Features:

(Some features may not be available on all devices, as they may depend on hardware features, or the Android version.)


Open Camera is completely free, however if you wish you can show your appreciation and support future development by purchasing my donation app from Google Play. You can also donate through Paypal:

(Paypal account not required, supports debit or credit card), or Bitcoin 1KZm8bKwTY8kSpqEmHZ2pBWeC6aFCs7zxG. Thanks! Donations can be used for: purchasing hardware for porting/testing; app store fees; beer money :)

Open Camera Blog ~ Discussion Forums ~ Code Repository (Git)



Open Camera requires Android 4.0.3 or better. I've tested Open Camera on my Nexus 6 (Android 5.0-7.0), Nexus 7 (2013) (Android 5.0-6.0) and Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.3-4.3). Some features may only be available on some devices (it may depend on Android version, or require specific support from the camera/device).

Note that it's not possible for me to test Open Camera on every Android device out there, let alone in combination with different Android versions (or especially alternative ROMs like CyanogenMod). Please test before using Open Camera to photo/video your wedding etc :)

See here for some more details on compatibility with various devices.



Open Camera is written by Mark Harman. Additional credits:

Privacy policy

Google Play requires me to disclose that Open Camera will record camera sensor and microphone data, which is used for the purpose of taking photos and recording videos.

Open Camera requires permission to "access photos, media and files on your devices", as this permission is required for Android to save resultant photos and videos to your device.

Location permission is required for geotagging of photos, but this is disabled by default. If enabled, your location is encoded in the saved image and video files (and it is only used for this purpose).

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Open Camera is released under the GPL v3 or later. The source code is available from​projects/opencamera/files/ . Also see "Can I use the Open Camera source code in my app?" under the FAQ.

The following files are used in Open Camera:


Open Camera on Sourceforge.

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